Lucy Dacus

TUESDAY 11TH JUNE 2019

Doors 7pm

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A glance at her worldwide touring schedule in 2019 shows little sign that Lucy Dacus is slowing down, and in fact, she will release a series of songs titled 2019 to celebrate. Recorded in here-and-there studio spurts over the last two years, 2019 will be released later this year as a physical EP, and will be made up of originals and cover songs tied to specific holidays, each of which will drop around their respective date: Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day (and Taurus season!), Independence Day, Springsteen’s Birthday, Halloween, Christmas, and New Year’s.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Dacus has released a cover of Edith Piaf’s “La Vie En Rose,” sung in both French and English. Dacus’ clear vocals and faint vibrato float over the chiming piano, a starry-eyed, upbeat take on the classic tune, and a hint at her pop-star potential. “From the first time I heard it, I thought ‘La Vie En Rose’ was a perfect song. Hearing it, I knew that, one day, I would fall in love,” says Dacus, adding “I want someone to listen to this while running at top speed to the doorstep of the person they adore, ready to profess their deep, undying love. (PS, there’s a longer story about singing this song as a duet with my middle school janitor, but it is not concise).”

Dacus uses her gift as a songwriter to help understand and cope with the world around her, including making sense of national holidays, often more geared towards social media boasts and manufactured consumerism than authentic celebration. “What is going on,” she asks herself on these days, retreating from the heightened expectations of holidays to figure out what to make of them and to find her own meaning. “I've collected some songs from trying to answer that question,” she says, and “this series seems like the right place to put them next to each other. These songs are self-contained, not indicative of a new direction, just a willingness to do something different and sometimes even out of character.”

2018 was a milestone year for Richmond, VA’s Lucy Dacus. Her widely celebrated sophomore record, Historian, was met by a cavalcade of critical elation, with NPR, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NBC News, Slate, The Atlantic, Billboard, Paste, Stereogum, and more choosing it as one of the best albums of the year. Her collaborative EP as 1/3 of boygenius (with Julien Baker and Phoebe Bridgers) landed on many of those same lists, plus Newsweek, The New Yorker, Esquire, and the New York Times. She played revelatory sold-out shows at clubs and festivals alike, and appeared on television sets across the country on CBS This Morning, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and Last Call With Carson Daly.


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WED 26 JUN 2019
Mac DeMarco
Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow18.30sold out
Blue Arrow Big Band
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow19.30£8.00
THU 27 JUN 2019
Pietro Fauno Finizio's Pelagos
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow19.30£8.00
Gun, Terrorvision & The Wildhearts
Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow6.00pm£36.00
Start To End-Vampire Weekend
Stereo, Glasgow8pm DoorsTo be rescheduled
FRI 28 JUN 2019
Lola in Slacks
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow19.30£10.00
Romeo Taylor (Single Launch)
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.30£5.00
The Blue Arrow House Band
Hosted by Alan Benzie
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow23.00£5.00
The Skids, Big Country and The Rezillos
Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow6.30 p.m.£35.00
SAT 29 JUN 2019
The Stranglers & Ruts DC
Kelvingrove Bandstand, GlasgowDoors 6.30pm£36.00
Dr Hook
Kelvingrove Bandstand, GlasgowDoors 6:30pmcancelled
SUN 30 JUN 2019
Levellers
Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow6.30pm£35.00
TUE 2 JUL 2019
Tank & The Bangas
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£15.00
THU 4 JUL 2019
Graeme Wilson Quartet
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow19.30£8.00
FRI 5 JUL 2019
Matt Gough Quintet
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow19.30£8.00
SAT 6 JUL 2019
Fauna + Lo Rays + Lemon Drink + Fenella
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow19.30£6.00
WED 10 JUL 2019
Rebecca Vasmant presents: Chip Wickham
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow19.30£12.00
THU 11 JUL 2019
ACT SHY
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow19.30£8.00
FRI 12 JUL 2019
Ben Wilcock and The Jelly Rolls ft.. John Rae
Blue Arrow Club, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£10.00
TUE 16 JUL 2019
Ghum + Aufbau Principle
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.00£7.00
Roosevelt Collier
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow19.30£15.00
WED 17 JUL 2019
The Katet vs John Williams
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow19.30£10.00
THU 18 JUL 2019
George Burt & Raymond Macdonald
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow19.30£8.00
FRI 19 JUL 2019
A Flock Of Seagulls
The Art School, Glasgow19.30£20.00
Advance Base
Sneaky Pete's, EdinburghDoors 8pm £10.00
Scott Murphy's Code Switchers
Blue Arrow Club, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£8.00
SAT 20 JUL 2019
Andres
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£7.50
SUN 21 JUL 2019
Rambootan - 'Men Of The Bandwagon E.P Launch'
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow7.30PM£8.00
FRI 26 JUL 2019
Cartilage + Intrusive Thought + NULL
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.30£5.00
SAT 27 JUL 2019
Callum Easter
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.30£7.50
THU 1 AUG 2019
Giles Thornton Septet
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow19:30£8.00